It is here folks… The Rise of Skywalker reviews are in. The final episode in the trilogy to finish off the Star Wars story, and wow are these reviews shocking so far. Directed by J.J. Abrams, the man behind “Star Wars: The Force Awakens“, “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” is the ninth installment in the scifi fantasy trilogy that has been captivating audiences for nearly 45 years, and the reviews aren’t looking to good…
Now, there is no doubt that the film will make back its money. It is the final installment in arguably the most famous franchise of all time. And there is no doubt that the film will get a mediocre rating once it is released, but as of right now, articles are flooding the internet speaking about how terrible the film is.
Collider posted an article called:
“‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Review: What a Piece of Junk“
Polygon posted their review saying that the newest film “is a defeat even in moment of triumphs“.
Entertainment Weekly claims that the film is “the Force ghost version of a movie“.
And most of these reviews call it an incoherent mess of some form.
Not to mention that as of time of writing, the film is settling at a 58% on Rotten Tomatoes, and considering how they rated “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” as one of the best Star Wars film, it really goes to show how bad the film is in the eye of reviewers right now.
Now, as mentioned before, I do not doubt the fact that the film will probably finish its run in theatres with a good 70-75% rating. Yet, that still does not mean it is a good film, and the fact that it it isn’t even fresh really goes and says something.
The film is being called the disappointment of the Star Wars series, with so much hype and expectation being the final installment in the main series, and now disappointing fans. Despite the fact that the sequel trilogy is perhaps the most polarizing trilogy within the series, even critics that praise it are saying that this film is terrible. Perhaps the massive amounts of re-shoots and different cuts of the film didn’t help it in the end.
I would be shocked to see the film garner a rating higher than 80% and would only expect such an incident to arise by some damage control or intervention on behalf of Disney themselves. Such as paying reviewers and manipulating the perception of this film. It would not shock me to see reviews coming out a couple weeks or days after the release saying something like, “I watched the film a second time and I was shocked, it really helped me see this film in a better light.”
The film has not released to main audiences yet with its debut coming on Friday December 20th, 2019. But when it does come out, let us know what you think of it by leaving a comment down below or contacting us on social media pages. And may the force be with you!